Sy Hersh on covert operations and funds not appropriated, mentioning 911 the same sentence

Hersh: There has been some violence. So America, my country, without telling Congress, using funds not appropriated, I don't know where, by my sources believe much of the money obviously came from Iraq where there is all kinds of piles of loose money, pools of cash that could be used for covert operations.

All of this should be investigated by Congress, by the way, and I trust it will be. In my talking to membership — members there, they are very upset that they know nothing about this. And they have great many suspicions.

We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11, and we should be arresting these people rather than looking the other way…

He — that is one of the reasons, I was told. Negroponte also was not in tune with Cheney. There was a lot of complaints about him because he was seen as much of a stickler, too ethical for some of the operations the Pentagon wants to run. (full transcript below the fold)


I know that Sy Hersh is not a 911truther, as he eventually means really the phony Al Qaida, but an interesting catch at least.

Just remember, these stories related to 911 and missing money:


National Commission on terrorists attacks upon the United StatesAppendix A, page 144
Origin of the Funds

To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks

Ultimately the question of the origin of the funds is of little practical significance.


Missing Trillions

Rumsfeld Buries Admission of Missing 2+ Trillion Dollars in 9/10/01 Press Conference

On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld stated: "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." According to a report by the Inspector General, the Pentagon cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends.


The Comptroller of the Pentagon at the time of the attack was Dov Zakheim, who was appointed in May of 2001. Before becoming the Pentagon's money-manager, he was an executive at System Planning Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled aircraft systems. 3 4 Zakheim is a member of the Project for a New American Century and participated in the creation of its 2000 position paper Rebuilding America's Defenses which called for "a New Pearl Harbor." 5


In a document called "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century" published by The American Enterprise's "Project for a New American Century", System Planning Corporation (SPC) International executive, Dov Zakheim, called for "some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor" being necessary to foster the frame of mind needed for the American public to support a war in the Middle East that would politically and culturally reshape the region. A respected and established voice in the intelligence community, his views were eagerly accepted, and Dov went from his position at Systems Planning Corporation to become the Comptroller of the Pentagon in May 2001.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was an SPC subsidiary, Tridata Corporation, that oversaw the investigation after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 [see their report, as a PDF file, here].

SPC, according to their official website, specializes in many areas of defense technology production and manufacture, including a system developed by their Radar Physics Group called the Flight Termination System, or FTS. This is a system used to destroy target drones (craft that would be fired on by test aircraft or weaponry) in the event of malfunction or "misses". This highly sophisticated war-game technology allows the control of several 'drones' from a remote location, on varying frequencies, and has a range of several hundred miles. This technology can be used on many different types of aircraft, including large passenger jets

"I know that Sy Hersh is not a 911truther"

Right about that.

Also the "Crooks and Liars" anti-bush gatekeeping site is no friend to truth.

Not to be confused with Jesse's blog, "TV News Lies", which is great.

Negroponte too ethical?

Uhhhhh... reality check for Mr. Hersh, please. What a joke.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


Mr. Death Squadron

yeah. Reminds me to Star Wars.

I think maybe you misunderstand RT...

Hersh doesn't believe Negroponte' was too ethical. He's stating that the reason Cheney and Negroponte weren't compatible is because Cheney and his crew thought Negroponte was too ethical for the types of covert work they'd be doing, IMO.
Thanks to Mr. Hersh for reporting this. I hope to be hearing about this tomorrow on the news channels but I won't hold my breath!

Consistent with Neocons' take on CIA

'...Cheney and his crew thought Negroponte was too ethical for the types of covert work they'd be doing, IMO.'

This would be consistent with the Neocons longstanding distrust of the CIA on the grounds (which most sane people would find laughable) that it is overly squeamish in matters of ethics, insufficiently deceitful, insufficiently hawkish, overly receptive to government oversight.

Remember, these are people who believe that they 'create their own reality,' and casting Negroponte as 'ethical' does indeed sound very creative to me.

Redirecting 911

Jon Christopher Dalton

Something I noticed here. Wolf let's him speak interrupted for over 3 and a 1/2 minutes.....yet merely 3 seconds after Hersh mentions 911, Wolf finally chimes in clearing redirecting Wolf off any topic or mention of 911. I've noticed this before in mainstream media as if they are cued by the mere utter of 911 to change direction.

Blitzer A CIA Operative

Most of the senior people in the White House Press Corp are also.
“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"

Wolf Blitzer is formerly of the Jerusalem Post

Blitzer is someone's operative, whether the CIA or a similar covert service of another nation - doesn't even matter. It's a New World Order after all.


For some UNCENSORED original BBC footage regarding WTC-7, please check out

Business As Usual

Like this is something new. The military has been controlling the drug trade since the 60s using covert operations and funding. Come on Hersh, quit do not know this is a reality.

Smuggling drugs in bodies and body bags. I guess he thinks all this is stopped now. The upper military are all comprised to do the bidding of the brotherhood. If someone has a conscience out you go.

Strong statements for a MSM media outlet. We can go back sleep now.

“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"



Funds not appropriated

Money as Debt

Everyone who isn't aware of the giant money scam, watch this! It's only 47 minutes, and it explains all you need to know!

[Sorry for being offtopic, but this is too much of a gem to not get some kind of frontpage exposure]

The Law Of Attraction

Money is debt. I could not watch this video yet. Because I am at work. The Secret is working because I ran across this article today about "Money Is Debt". It is the best article I have ever read!

How to stop paying all income taxes

“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"

The Evil Lurking Within

“it is possible to fool all the people all the time—when government and press cooperate.” George Seldes - "legendary investigative reporter"